08:04 AM ET 03.10 | While the Bengals insist they won't trade disgruntled quarterback Carson Palmer, some signs may suggest otherwise. First off, the belief around the league is that Palmer's threat to retire if untraded is not an empty one. The Southern California native has two young kids, tens of millions in the bank and a wife who doesn't like the Cincinnati area. The Bengals know this. More directly, look at the recent behavior of Cincy's coaching staff. ... New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden casually referred to Cedric Benson as someone who could carry the ball "20 to 25 times a game if we need to if we have the young quarterback." When Gruden mentions a "young quarterback," he's not referring to the 31-year-old Palmer.